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S. Korea Maintains Status as BSE-Free Country

Written: 2022-05-27 18:32:05Updated: 2022-05-27 18:32:27

S. Korea Maintains Status as BSE-Free Country

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South Korea has managed to retain its status as a country free of a mad cow disease and numerous other animal diseases. 

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Friday that the nation was recognized again as a country free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), African horse sickness (AHD) and peste des petits ruminants (PPR).

According to the ministry, the nation garnered the status in a general assembly of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) held from Monday to Thursday.

The OIE, with 182 member states, establishes standards related to animal diseases and awards countries a status free of certain animal diseases.  

A senior ministry official said that the government will enhance management of animal diseases based on issues discussed during the general assembly and continue efforts to maintain its status.

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